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Taxation goes global: Distant bureaucrats want your money with little accountability
Washington Times ^ | 06/05/2012 | Richard Rahn

Posted on 06/05/2012 5:46:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

What government unit has the right to tax you - your local government, regional or state government, federal government or multinational organizations, such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization? The reason the question is becoming more important is that rising numbers of politically powerful persons and institutions are calling for global taxes on such things as financial transactions, tobacco, sugar and carbon emissions.

The modern concept of the nation-state goes back to the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648. Among other things, it limited the power of the sovereign to the territory of the state, including the power to tax. The American Revolution was, in part, fought over the demand for “no taxation without representation.”

Despite the success of the Revolution, the principle of no taxation without representation was violated from the very beginning, for both good and bad reasons. Once government divides people into classes and allows some classes to tax other classes, people can be taxed without their consent. The original voting franchise was limited to male property owners; hence, the “classes” of women and non-property-owners were taxed without their consent, along with blacks in the slaveholding states.

People are no longer classified by sex or race in most countries when it comes to voting rights, but it is fashionable to classify people by income or occupation and then tax them differently - thus denying a fundamental human right of equal treatment. Now this concept of unequal treatment and nonrepresentation is being promoted across countries, whereby people (even the non-rich) in rich countries should pay more taxes to support people in poor countries - in practice, all too often the corrupt ruling class.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: tax; taxation; taxes

* The United Nations is pushing a global financial transactions tax “to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.”

* The World Health Organization, in the name of boosting expenditures for health research for diseases that “disproportionally affect the developing world,” has just proposed in a new report a “Financial Transactions Tax and a Solidarity Tobacco Contribution - that in addition to the airline taxes implemented in some other countries could be used to generate funds to be channeled through an international mechanism to supplement national resources” (global-bureaucrat-speak for taking your liberty and money and giving it to others).


James Hansen of NASA again recently proposed a “flat-rate global tax” on carbon to stop global warming. In 2009, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed her support for a Group of 20 “global tax.” In March, Vice President Joseph R. Biden said, “We want to create a global minimum tax.” It goes on and on.

1 posted on 06/05/2012 5:46:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That's one where I'd be willing to challenge the IRS/DOJ/UN et al to come and try and take my hard earned $$$ from me to fund a bunch of corrupt, Diktatorial, Socialist, Regimes notwithstanding the fact that many are also ISLAMIC Republics who want to destroy us.

Molon Labe, Mother F _ _ _ _ _!!!

2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:05:17 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama and the rest of the left thinks the phrase “Freedom isn't free” refers to money and not to the blood of patriots. It just another aspect of Obama’s belief of a collective salvation. He is patheticly and utterly corrupt. With his trip to NAZI death camps in Poland, he has shown the world that he is devoid of human understanding and compassion. I imagine that he thinks that the entrance sign above the rails of the NAZI death train was a cool idea, and wishes that he would have thought of it first. “Work makes you free” FUBO!
3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:10:27 AM PDT by centermass_socrates (I hear a domestic drone overhead even as I typing this. No kidding.)
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To: centermass_socrates
With his trip to NAZI death camps in Poland . . .

Why do you call them "Nazi death camps"? I heard from the smartest man in the world, a Nobel Prize Winner whose grandfather liberated those camps, that they were Polish Death Camps.

4 posted on 06/05/2012 7:34:51 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Pollster1

LOL! Yeah, I almost stand corrected ;) Wait a sec I bet you don’t believe that Hillary dodged sniper fire in Iraq, do you? :)

5 posted on 06/05/2012 8:13:27 AM PDT by centermass_socrates (I hear a domestic drone overhead even as I typing this. No kidding.)
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